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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Mar 5, 2010 8:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer

Béla Fleck and The Africa Project just played here in Fort Collins at The Aggie Theatre on Feb 4. Tix were $25 or $28, I can't remember. Béla is the best banjoist in the world. I had to google Zakir Hussain from my cave in Ft Collins to see his resume. I'm guessing maybe Indian music roots might be the next thing in Béla's rotation. This appears to be some new stuff. He plays everything from Bluegrass to Jazz on his banjo. Béla is an accomplished jazz player. I believe he actually took his first banjo lessons (bluegrass) from Tony Trischka, way back when.

Edgar Meyer is a well-known bassist who plays with Béla, Sam Bush, and Jerry Douglas at Telluride Bluegrass Festival (TBF) each year in June. These players are the All Stars there. They sit in with many bands during the festival. Then they perform together during the "main event," as the Telluride House Band (THB).

Their playing is absolutely phenominal. They have some cool videos at Planet Bluegrass. You can stream these 4 songs of THB 2008 flash videos at Planet Bluegrass. Firefox users with Downloader Helper can save these flv files. For anyone interested, I also have these flv files available for d/l on my website.

Same Old River, 10:52
I Am a Pilgrim, 8:26
Green Slime, 9:28
Can't Your Hear Me Calling, 4:05

Telluride House Band: Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton, Luke Bulla

Fyi, here is the TBF line-up for 2010:
Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
Sam Bush Band
Lyle Lovett
Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer
Yonder Mountain String Band
Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart
Del McCoury Band
Court Yard Hounds
Hot Rize
Leftover Salmon
Dave Rawlings Machine
Tim O'Brien Band
Brandi Carlile
Jerry Douglas
Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band
Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile
Peter Rowan
Carolina Chocolate Drops
John Cowan Band
Keller & the Keels
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Imelda May
Cadillac Sky
Mumford & Sons
Sarah Jarosz
The Drepung Monks
Ben Sollee
The Hillbenders
And more...

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Poster: Digam11 Date: Jul 8, 2011 4:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer

Hello, I would love to be able to download these 4 tracks. Can you send me the link to your site ? Much appreciated, thanks..